NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with tiny gains after a late-afternoon turn higher, but still ended the week with a loss.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down for most of the day before a last-minute advance pushed it barely above its previous day's close.
2. Before recalls, safety was low in GM hierarchy - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — To understand how General Motors allowed a problem with a small part to balloon into a crisis, look at the organization chart.
As of early last year, the director of vehicle safety was four rungs down the ladder from the CEO, according to a copy of the chart obtained by The Associated Press. Finance, sales and public relations had a direct path to the top.
3. Turner talks retirement, possible mayoral run - Friday, March 14, 2014
State Representative and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
He served for 14 years, representing District 51, including parts of Old Hickory, Madison, East Nashville, downtown Nashville and Germantown.4. Amazon to hire 2,500 new workers across US, including Murfreesboro - Friday, February 07, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at its order fulfillment centers around the U.S.
Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday that the jobs are available in Chester, Va., and Petersburg, Va.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Columbia, S.C.; Dupont, Wash.; Murfreesboro.5. The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push - Friday, November 08, 2013
CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.6. Stocks close up as Bernanke reassures on stimulus - Friday, July 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Some soothing words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pushed the stock market to slender gains on Wednesday. Higher earnings for several major companies also helped.
Bernanke said that the U.S. central bank had no firm timetable for cutting back on its bond purchases. The Fed would consider reducing its stimulus program if the economy improves, but Bernanke emphasized in his testimony to Congress that the reductions were "by no means on a preset course."7. DuPont reports 4Q earnings dropped - Friday, January 18, 2013
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chemical and bioscience company DuPont Co. says weakness in its performance chemicals and electronics and communications businesses, coupled with costs associated with growth initiatives, led to a sharp drop in fourth-quarter income.8. US stocks rise as tech, industrial earns roll in - Friday, January 18, 2013
Strong earnings reports from big U.S. companies helped push the Dow Jones industrial average to its eighth gain in nine sessions Tuesday.
DuPont, Verizon and Travelers Cos., three of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow, closed higher after reporting their financial results for the final quarter of 2012.9. Stocks end little changed after Fed rally fizzles - Friday, December 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended the day little changed Wednesday after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserve's latest economic stimulus program fizzled out.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 2.99 points at 13,245.45. It had risen as much as 81 points after the Fed said earlier in the day that it would extend a bond-buying plan and keep interest extremely low.10. Stocks stabilize on Wall Street after a sell-off - Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The steep losses finally stopped Wednesday as the stock market turned calm, a day after one of its biggest sell-offs of the year. Indexes ended with slight losses after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy still needs support.11. Stocks sink as DuPont, Xerox, 3M scare investors - Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged Tuesday to its lowest level in nearly seven weeks. Big-name companies reported weak quarterly revenue and lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year.12. Stocks waver on Spain report, Mosaic miss - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed signals on the world economy tugged on major stock indexes Tuesday.
The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell.13. Lattimore Black names new COO - Friday, September 07, 2012
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, Tennessee’s largest regional accounting and business consulting firm, has named John A. Litchfield, Jr. as its COO.14. Stocks drop for a 3rd day as earnings slide - Friday, July 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A parade of grim news, from weak corporate earnings to a pullback at U.S. factories to spreading fault lines in Europe's debt crisis, sent investors fleeing stocks for a third straight day on Tuesday.15. Stocks mixed as American manufacturing slows - Friday, June 29, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors rejoiced over Europe last week. On Monday, they got back to worrying about the United States.
Stocks struggled to stay out of the red in quiet holiday-week trading after the government said American manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in almost three years.16. Strong earnings from AT&T, 3M lift Dow average - Friday, April 20, 2012
The Dow Jones industrial average is closing higher after several companies in the index reported strong quarterly earnings.
Five of the 30 stocks in the Dow rose 1.5 percent or more. AT&T led the gains after reporting better-than-expected profit. Verizon was close behind. 3M rose sharply after delivering an impressive quarterly report. GE, DuPont and Caterpillar rounded out the list of top gainers.
17. Stocks drop on mixed news on profits, economy - Friday, April 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of U.S. companies announced big profits Thursday, but investors spooked about the economy sold stocks anyway.
Investors shifted between buying and selling early Thursday, then stuck with selling after deciding that strong earnings results weren't enough to make up for weak reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing.18. Stocks slightly lower on Greece talks worries - Friday, January 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in the United States and Europe on Tuesday as investors worried that a deal to cut Greece's national debt and hold off a possible financial crisis might fall through.19. Stocks gain as Europe moves closer to budget pact - Friday, December 09, 2011
A deal to forge stronger ties between most of Europe's economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday afternoon as hopes grew that the region is close to resolving its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 178 points.20. DuPont reports 23 pct increase in 3Q earnings - Friday, October 21, 2011
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chemical maker DuPont says strong demand for its agricultural products helped boost third-quarter net income by 23 percent.
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. on Tuesday reported net income of $452 million, or 48 cents per share, for the period ended Sept. 30. That's up from $367 million, or 40 cents per share, for the same period a year ago. In last year's quarter, the expiration of patents in DuPont's pharmaceuticals segment lowered net income by 13 cents per share.21. Chemical plant coming to Humphreys County - Friday, July 22, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) - Occidental Chemical Corp. of Dallas has announced plans to build a plant in Humphreys County, Tenn., that will create approximately 85 full-time jobs.